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The Identity of Zhiqing: The Lost Generation

The Identity of Zhiqing: The Lost Generation (Hardback)

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Outside China, little is known about the process and implications of the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside (UMDC) Movement, a Chinese state policy from 1967 to 1979 in which more than 16 million secondary school-leavers in different cities were relocated to rural areas. The Movement shaped the lives of these young people and assigned them a shared group identity: Zhiqing, or the Educated Youth. This book provides new research on Zhiqing, who were born and brought up after the establishment of the People's Republic of China and regarded as a lost generation during the Cultural Revolution. Presenting a remembrance of their tortuous life trajectories, the book investigates their distinctive identity and self-identification. Unlike earlier historical approaches, it does this from a social psychological perspective. It is also unique in its use of first-hand materials, as individuals' memories and reflections collected by in-depth interviews are compiled and presented as Zhiqing's self-portrait.

This innovative research offers an informative and profound induction of the topic and also contributes to the development of contemporary Chinese studies by laying the foundation for a specialized Zhiqing study. Combining rich empirical research with a strong theoretical perspective, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of Chinese history, sociology, anthropology and politics.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 04/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9781138933170  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Weiyi Wu is a postdoctoral research fellow at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Her research interests cover youth studies, life course, identity and global mobility, with a cultural studies approach. Fan Hong is Professor of Asian Studies of Bangor University, UK. She is academic editor of The International Journal of the History of Sport. Her research interests are in the areas of culture, politics, gender and sport and she has published extensively in these fields, including the books Footbinding, Feminism and Freedom: the Liberation of Women's Bodies in Modern China (1997) and Communists and Champions: the Politicisation of Sport in Modern China ((2013).

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